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Bong Joon-Ho's Favorites

Films in this list are from the links below:
30 Films the Director Wants You to See
Criterion Closet DVD Picks
LaCinetek List
Reddit AMA
( + Other films Bong Joon-Ho has mentioned. Suggestions are welcome!)

  • The 400 Blows
  • The Ballad of Narayama
  • Being John Malkovich
  • A City of Sadness
  • Cure
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Deliverance
  • Fargo
  • The Great Escape
  • The Housemaid
  • Intentions of Murder
  • Io Island
  • Life Is Sweet
  • Lola Montès
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Midsommar
  • Nashville
  • Psycho
  • Raging Bull
  • Rushmore
  • Seconds
  • The Thing
  • Things to Come
  • Touch of Evil
  • Uncut Gems
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • The Wages of Fear
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • Zodiac
  • Tess
  • Tokyo Story
  • Throne of Blood
  • Black Orpheus
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Pleasures of the Flesh
  • Violence at Noon
  • Sing a Song of Sex
  • Japanese Summer: Double Suicide
  • Three Resurrected Drunkards
  • Koyaanisqatsi
  • Powaqqatsi
  • Naqoyqatsi
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Medium Cool
  • Repo Man
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Harold and Maude
  • Face
  • The Insect Woman
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Deep Crimson
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Vertigo
  • Grand Illusion
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • This Man Must Die
  • The Day a Pig Fell into the Well
  • The Foul King
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Human Resources
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Amarcord
  • 1900
  • They Live
  • Eraserhead
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Mean Streets
  • GoodFellas
  • Barton Fink
  • Welcome to the Dollhouse
  • Onibaba
  • High and Low
  • Ran
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Carlito's Way
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • The Shining
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Heaven's Gate
  • Marathon Man
  • Ed Wood
  • Pleasure Party
  • The Exorcist
  • Carrie
  • The Awakening
  • Prince of Darkness
  • Pulse
  • The Babadook
  • It Follows
  • Marriage Story
  • Billy Elliot
  • After Hours
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • The Farewell
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Bacurau